MGM Studios Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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  1. Great company and benefits

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth potential, raises and benefits

    Cons

    went out of business after 60 years

    Advice to Management

    I wish you would have managed company better so you would have stayed in business.


  2. Great People and Great Work Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are really motivated to help the company succeed

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted which is discouraging

    Advice to Management

    To keep the "good ones" you need to provide more options for advancement within the company


  3. Helpful (4)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some really good people. Great location working in the heart of Beverly Hills. Work wasn't bad, but gets dull at times.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Barely recognize the work of their employees and could care less about them. Also no opportunities to move up. Starting salary is already low, so moving up would do little to catch up to the cost of living in Los Angeles. If you are interested in the entertainment industry and want to get an idea of how everything works, I would recommend this place, but not for the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees and make them feel important. Act like their contributing to a great company with great history...not a failing one that is barely trying to survive. Also, make sure that management also gets reviewed as well as their employees.


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  5. Account Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a new building.

    Cons

    Automating so job is mundane with no chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for people to advance.


  6. MGM - pros and cons

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MGM Studios (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MGM has a long history with a great library of films. Interesting work, nice offices, many nice and smart people. Company appears to be doing really well financially.

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable companies for comparable positions. Very lean, with employees taking on added responsibilities without added compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the mid-level employees more. Investing in career development will create more employee loyalty.


  7. MGM

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MGM Studios (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and super smart people in senior management positions

    Cons

    Low pay and difficult to get promoted


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MGM Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ZERO pros to working in this department. The only pro to working for the company is the occasional free movie during work hours. Also, it looks good on a resume and sounds glamorous to those who have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work you do. management does not care about you unless you have a supervisor title or above. Everyone else is treated like dirt. Management in this department is childish, immature, and manipulative. They gossip 24/7 and have no problem talking about employees in the break room or outside on the patio. They lie and they are the most unprofessional group of people I have ever met. They also micromanage you and watch your every move. HR is extremely pro management. Basically, DO NOT work for this department. Most of the department is young college grads who think this place is amazing for a first job. Then they all get smart and are out within a year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter.


  9. Studio Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Nice work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Depend on film sucesses which was unknown.


  10. Film finance company, not a studio

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to the glory days when studio leaders were the tastemakers.

    Cons

    Competitive environment, but what's the brass ring here?

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building audiences by showing them something NEW they haven't seen.


  11. Not as enjoyable as it once was but treated very well.

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    Current Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MGM Studios full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treated well. Can give opinion.

    Cons

    Lack of trust and respect for other employees



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